TAKE A DRIVE IN PURE LUXURY
The 2013 Porsche Panamera offers a variety of engine choices. Apart from the base model, the luxury sport sedan can be purchased in seven trim levels including a hybrid model. Also, in 2013 Porsche has introduced the GTS model, filling the gap between the 4S and the Turbo models, and adding to the impressive Panamera range. No matter which model you sit in, it is undeniably luxurious and comfortable.
The 2013 Porsche Panamera is probably one of the few sport cars that allow easy entry and exit for all passengers. Styled like the 911, the Panamera stands out from other performance sedans.
The 430-hp Panamera GTS fills the gap between the 400-horsepower Panamera S and 500-horsepower Turbo. Designed for enthusiasts, the GTS is fitted with a sportier air-suspension setup, torque-vectoring rear axle, brakes sourced from the Turbo, and the Sport Chrono pack as standard equipment. Outside, the Panamera GTS features quad exhaust pipes and blackout headlights.
Even though the Panamera has four doors, it undeniably conforms to the design language of other Porsche models. The 2013 Porsche Panamera is a four-passenger sedan that comes in eight trims: Base, 4, S, 4S, GTS, Turbo, Turbo S, and S Hybrid. Exterior dimensions like length, width and wheelbase exceed those of other midsize luxury sedans. The body, however, is built from lightweight materials like aluminum, boron steel, and magnesium. Due to this, the Panamera is significantly lighter than its smaller competitors. This contributes to its high fuel economy ratings and superior handling. Given Porsche’s special attention to aerodynamics, the Panamera is given a complete underbody shield, reducing wind resistance. There is also a hidden rear spoiler that comes up at high speeds and helps increase rear downforce. The hatchback configuration allows for plenty of rear headroom and cargo space, while also affording the Panamera a sporty coupe-like profile.
The two-wheel drive base model has 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, xenon headlights, power rear hatch, rear parking sensors, and auto-dimming mirrors. The Panamera S and the Panamera 4S have an adaptive suspension and adaptive headlights on top of all the features offered by the base model. The Panamera GTS brings standard 19-inch wheels and special exterior trim, while the Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo S add adaptive air suspension to the mix.
Optional features include ceramic composite brakes and a rear windshield wiper, while the Sport Design package comes with a special front fascia, wider intake grilles and side skirts.
Interior & Cargo
Style elements in the Panamera cabin are reminiscent of the Porsche 911. The tachometer is at the center of the trademark five-ring instrument panel. On the sides are supporting gauges, the speedometer, and a multifunction display. Although there are more than 80 buttons and knobs throughout the cockpit, they are logically grouped. The comfortable seats have integrated headrests and provide excellent support. The trunk has a capacity of 15.7 cubic feet, which increases to 44.6 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat. The hatch opening, however, is somewhat narrow, while the cargo bed is high. The seats in the 2013 Porsche Panamera are relatively low. This proves beneficial for the driver and front passenger, with abundant legroom and headroom. However, it obstructs outside view for rear seat passengers.
The base model offers standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, driver memory functions, and a navigation system. There is also an 11-speaker audio system with USB and iPod connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, and Bluetooth. The S and 4S come with heated front seats and more interior lighting, while the GTS offers 18-way front seats, a steering wheel with paddle shifting, and front parking sensors. The Turbo and the Turbo S add 14-way front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable steering column, full leather interior, heated rear seats, and a 14-speaker Bose sound system with HD functionality and satellite radio.
There are many ways to customize the interior with various choices of wood, leather, metal, and carbon fiber, while there are countless options like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, or lane change assist.
Dual front airbags, front and rear side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, stability and traction control, and anti-lock brakes are standard on all trims of the 2013 Porsche Panamera. The rearview camera and ceramic-composite brakes are optional. The Porsche Panamera’s high beltline may cause visibility issues; however, with a backup camera and park assist sensors, which are optional, it should not be a problem. Also optional is blind spot warning, which the driver will have to rely more on because the low profile and fixed head restraints make it difficult to turn and glance at the blind spot.
The 2013 Porsche Panamera may lack the nimbleness of the Porsche 911, but it is a luxury touring car and performance sedan. With engine output ranging from 300 horsepower to 550 horsepower, the Panamera combines agile steering and resolute stability. The two-wheel drive base model has a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine, while the Panamera S and the Panamera 4S both have a 4.8-liter, V-8 engine. The Panamera GTS offers 430 horsepower with its 4.8-liter, V-8 engine, while the Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo S sport a 4.8-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine.
Every Panamera offers several driving modes to suit various preferences. These modes configure the various aspects of the drive, like transmission and throttle response, and firmness of suspension. The V-8 engines offer an amazing performance while the turbocharged V-8 has the best acceleration. Steering and handling is precise, while the transmission can be urgent when accelerating hard or seamless and fluid when cruising down the freeway.
For the respective price tag, each model is properly equipped. Since this is the luxury sport sedan segment, options are plenty. With conveniences such as ventilated and heated rear seats, enhancements like carbon ceramic brake discs, and technology like adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring, the Porsche Panamera does not fail to deliver. While other performance sedans of similar size may consider themselves rivals of the Panamera, this luxury sport car is more of a four-door coupe than a sedan.
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Cargo Area Cover
Cargo Area Tiedowns
Child Safety Door Locks
Daytime Running Lights
Digital Info Center
Dual Zone Climate Control
Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
Electronic Brake Assistance
Electronic Parking Aid
Front Heated Seats
High Intensity Discharge Headlights
Leather Interior Surface
Leather Steering Wheel
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate
Memory Seat Position
Power Door Locks
Power Drivers Seat
Second Row Folding Seat
Steering Wheel Radio Controls
Telescoping Steering Wheel
Tilt Steering Wheel
Tire Pressure Monitor
Xenon Headlights Aux. Audio Input
PICK UP AND DELIVERY
This car is located in the downtown Atlanta area where most of the pick ups will occur. Airport pick-ups are possible, as well as deliveries depending on if your location meets our distance requirements.
INFORMATION ON TURO RENTAL
Turo restricts rentals to drivers age 30 and up and classifies the Mercedes S550 as a High Value Vehicle and requires a bit more time frame to qualify your rental. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for one day rates, and I will be glad to put a hold the dates you want to rent.
If you are adding a second driver, Turo requires that driver also have a Turo account in good standing and to include the required information for the second driver at the time of booking.
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